Category: "Entrepreneurship"

HMC Entrepreneurship Class Produces First Startups

Five people posing

Ten student teams pitched startup ideas to venture capitalists/judges at the conclusion of Harvey Mudd College’s spring 2022 Entrepreneurship class, and two teams—Athena, a modern class registration app to help students graduate, and Terra Robotics, a direct air capture product—won the chance to pitch their concepts to well-known venture capitalists this summer. The new class, […]

Gokli Named Inaugural Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives

Kash Gokli

Engineering professor Kash Gokli has been named Harvey Mudd College’s inaugural director of entrepreneurship initiatives. In this new role, Gokli will strengthen and expand the College’s entrepreneurial education offerings and activities. “This is an exciting opportunity,” said Gokli, Oliver C. Field Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Engineering Economics. “There are a lot of initiatives already […]

HMC Alumni Startup Raises $200 Million and Hits $3 Billion Valuation

Edith Harbaugh and John Kodumal atop a tall building

Edith Harbaugh ’99 and John Kodumal ’96, co-founders of LaunchDarkly, are changing the way developers deploy code updates across the tech industry. The CEO and CTO of the company met in an advanced mathematics class at Harvey Mudd and have been featured in a number of media outlets, including Read the full story.

HMC Students at Health Hackathon

Sophia Cheng wears the West Wave monitor

Patients and clinicians treating rare diseases face myriad challenges. By definition, the rarity of a disease can mean that research on the condition, established protocol for diagnosis and treatment, and treatment itself are also rare. “Rare diseases” was the theme of the third annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon in New York City, where four Harvey […]

Niagara’s Changeover Process Streamlined by Harvey Mudd Engineering Clinic Team

Harvey Mudd Engineering Clinic Team for Niagara Bottling

During the 2016 Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire award ceremony celebrating the most innovative businesses and leaders in the Inland Empire, participants of Harvey Mudd College’s 2015-2016 Engineering Clinic Program received an E=mc² Innovation Award for their ingenuity in solving a changeover problem for Niagara Bottling, LLC. Their project, which ran from September 2015 […]

Harvey Mudd Entrepreneurs Win for App Ideas

Harvey Mudd students and alumna at Techsparks event

It was a Harvey Mudd College sweep at a recent TechSparks networking event for entrepreneurs. A computer science alumna and a team from Harvey Mudd College’s Computer Science Summer Entrepreneurship Research Project earned first place for their “fast pitches” during the Pasadena, California, group’s July forum. Vanessa Ronan ’15 won for a pitch of her […]

Harvey Mudd Student Creates First App for the Colorblind

Vincent Fiorentini '16

Sometimes inventions come about when people seek to solve a problem they are experiencing. Such was the case for Vincent Fiorentini ’16, who created the Color Blind Pal app. The app has been downloaded some 12,000 times. Fiorentini also has received Facebook messages from strangers all over the world who are using it. Fiorentini, who is […]

Mashek Co-creates Card Game for Couples

Deb Mashek.

How well do you know your partner? You might know their favorite color, but what about their financial habits? What do they think about volunteering? How many kids do they want? In other words, do you know where you and your partner stand on the things that actually matter in a relationship? Harvey Mudd College […]